Department of Medicinal and Biological Chemistry

Mel Fernand Bedi, Pharm.D., Ph.D.

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Research Assistant Professor
Associate Director, Shimadzu Laboratory for Pharmaceutical Research Excellence

812.236.9889 (mobile) 
Wolfe Hall 2219/2217
Fernand.Bedi@rockets.utoledo.edu

Education

  • Doctorate in Medicinal Chemistry, University of Toledo
  • Doctor of Pharmacy Degree, University of Toledo 
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Scope of Practice

Community Pharmacy

Professional Experience

  • Research Assistant Professor
  • Associate Director, Shimadzu Laboratory for Pharmaceutical Research Excellence
  • Community Pharmacist, Rite Aid 

Research

  • Site specific modification of DNA oligomers emanating from oxidative damage processes and multistep synthesis of oxidatively damaged moiety to investigate their fate in biological systems.
  • Develop synthetic pathways to generate modified DNA and RNA damage monomers with the intent of incorporating them into oligonucleotides.
  • Identify and synthesize DNA and RNA biomarkers to help in early cancer detection and treatment
  • Develop analytical method for the identification of DNA and RNA damage

Teaching

Medicinal Chemistry to undergraduate, graduate and professional division students at the University of Toledo

Abstracts and Presentations

  1. August 17, 2015 Bedi, Fernand Mel and Bryant-Friedrich, Amanda C Synthesis and analysis of DNA lesions generated from oxidative damage at the C-3′ position of deoxyribonucleotides, [Oral] ACS Annual meeting, Young Investigator Symposium, Boston, MA
  2. July 29, 2012 - August 3, 2012 Bedi, Fernand Mel and Bryant-Friedrich, Amanda C. “Synthesis and Analysis of DNA Oligomers Containing the Oxidative Damage Lesion 3'-Oxothymidine.” [Oral and Poster] Gordon Research Conference on Radiation Chemistry, Proctor Academy, Andhover, NH
  3. March 26, 2011 Bedi, Fernand Mel and Bryant-Friedrich, Amanda C. “Independent Synthesis of a Single Stranded DNA Scission Resulting from Oxidative Damage at the C-3' of Thymidine.”[Oral] 2nd Annual Midwest Graduate Research Symposium, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH
  4. June 21, 2009 Bedi, Fernand Mel and Bryant-Friedrich, Amanda C. “The Role of DNA Damage Products in DNA Adduction.” [Poster] 42nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Graduate Student Symposium (MAGSS) in Medicinal Chemistry, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 
Last Updated: 1/20/17